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  • Billionaire Funding ‘Abolish the Police’ Activists Invests in Private Security Start-Up

    05/28/2023 9:23:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies ^ | May 25, 2023 | LEE FANG
    Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is one of the most generous patrons of activist groups seeking to defund, or in some cases, even abolish police. Foundations connected to Omidyar have lavished financial support on anti-police activists in recent years. In June 2020, in response to protests over the police killing of George Floyd, funds tied to Omidyar’s philanthropic network announced donations of $500,000 to organizations supporting the protest movement. The Movement for Black Lives, an “abolitionist” coalition of activists seeking to eradicate public policing, was one of the recipients of Omidyar money that year. Disclosures show that the...
  • Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. embarks on new journey: a songwriting career and selling art on eBay

    05/12/2023 1:58:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies ^ | 05/12/2023 | Sian Wilkerson, Daily Press
    More than 40 years after he tried to kill the president, John Hinckley Jr. is trying to to forge a new path. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity after shooting and wounding President Ronald Reagan, as well as the White House press secretary, a Secret Service agent and a Washington police officer. Then 27, Hinckley was committed by the court to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he lived until 2016, when the court granted him convalescent leave, allowing him to live with his mother in the gated Kingsmill community outside of Williamsburg. He...
  • Charles Stanley's grandson sparks backlash for selling famed preacher's items on eBay: 'I have bills to pay'

    04/27/2023 9:16:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2023 | CP Staff
    Matt Brodersen holds a framed photo of his grandfather, the late Charles Stanley, on April 25, 2022. | YouTube/FriendswithMatt The grandson of Rev. Charles Stanley has garnered backlash after selling some of his grandfather’s personal items online less than two weeks after the pastor’s death. In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Matt Brodersen, who is the youngest child of Stanley’s daughter, Becky, revealed that following Stanley’s death, the late pastor’s family members, friends and employees “all got to go through his stuff and find things that we would keep.” The aspiring YouTuber said that while he will...
  • Anyone interact with EBAY lately? UPDATE: NOT PHISHING

    03/28/2023 7:42:02 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 108 replies
    Free Republic Chat ^ | 3/28/23 | Mr.K
    Had a weird email from Ebay this weekend. I have (or had?) an ebay account, I have not used it in years. This weekend I received an email saying my account was permanently banned because I had done some sort of 'promoting hate' Considering that I have not been on eBay site for many years I can only assume they were referring to some post I made on some OTHER site. I am pretty vocal about how I think liberalism, and especially this 'trans' business is a mental disease. So, is eBay trolling other sites to check my social score?...
  • Tom Brady’s retirement sand selling for at least $99K at eBay auction

    02/04/2023 6:21:12 AM PST · by Ahithophel · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 4, 2023 | Richard Pollina
    A steep price for sand. One eager eBay seller is looking to cash in following Tom Brady’s second, and most likely final, retirement announcement on Wednesday. The Florida beach sand where Brady ended his iconic 23-year NFL career was listed for sale on eBay and is listed for at least $99K with 124 bids as of Saturday morning. “Bid for 1 of 2 samples taken from Tom Brady’s exact retirement spot on Feb. 1, 2023,” the listing reads. According to the Miami Herald, Brady made his announcement from Surfside Beach in Miami — near where he lived with his then-wife...
  • Ex-eBay execs heading to prison for harassing couple behind newsletter

    09/29/2022 4:39:32 PM PDT · by algore · 22 replies
    BOSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Two former eBay Inc (EBAY.O) security executives were sentenced to prison on Thursday for carrying out a campaign to harass and intimidate a Massachusetts couple through threats and disturbing home deliveries after their online newsletter drew the ire of the company's then-CEO. Jim Baugh and David Harville were sentenced to 57 and 24 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in an extensive harassment campaign that involved sending the couple cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody Halloween pig mask. U.S. District Judge Patti Saris, who imposed the sentences during hearings in Boston, called it...
  • Michigan police investigating voting machine sold on eBay

    09/02/2022 6:19:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced on Thursday that the state government is working with police to investigate a possible illegal selling of a voter assist terminal. “We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate allegations of an illegal attempt to sell a voter assist terminal acquired in Michigan,” Benson wrote in a statement. Benson explained that a voter assist terminal is normally used to assist voters, often those with disabilities, who require help in marking their ballots. “While our elections remain secure and safe, we take seriously all violations of election law and will be working with...
  • If You Dread the IRS Now, Wait Until You Get a 1099-K

    04/02/2022 11:26:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 95 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 31, 2022 | Ryan Ellis
    In the best of times, the Internal Revenue Service is tough to deal with, and tax season is never fun. But the past few years have seen the IRS lurch from one crisis to another. And things are about to get much worse for millions of taxpayers. In 2021 Congress expanded the reporting requirements of the obscure Form 1099-K. This information-reporting form tracks business transactions done with a credit or debit card or such peer-to-peer services as Venmo and Paypal. Prior to the change, taxpayers received a 1099-K only if they processed more than 200 business transactions, amounting to more...
  • Yale finance director stole $40m in computers to resell on the sly

    03/31/2022 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Salman · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | Thu 31 Mar 2022 | Katyanna Quach
    now-former finance director stole tablet computers and other equipment worth $40 million from the Yale University School of Medicine, and resold them for a profit.Jamie Petrone, 42, on Monday pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return, crimes related to the theft of thousands of electronic devices from her former employer. As director of finance and administration in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Petrone, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, was able to purchase products for her organization without approval if the each order total was less than $10,000. She abused her position...
  • Eric Clapton’s Management Sort of Regrets Suing German Widow Over Attempted $11 Bootleg CD SaleChris Willman - Yesterday 10:55 PM

    12/23/2021 1:52:07 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 47 replies
    After a spate of bad publicity over winning a Goliath-versus-David lawsuit, Eric Clapton’s management has announced it does not intend to collect the money owed by a German woman who was sued for putting a bootleg CD of a 1980s Clapton concert up for sale on eBay.The woman had been ordered to pay approximately $4,000 after a judge ruled she had infringed Clapton’s copyright by trying to sell the more than 30-year-old CD, which her late husband had purchased at a department store, for 9.95 euros, or roughly $11.20. The illicit disc was removed from the site after a day...
  • Three Foreign Billionaires Finance the Dem Dark Money Machine

    11/22/2021 5:21:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | Nov 23, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Swiss human experimenter, a Hungarian Nazi collaborator, and an Iranian tech tycoon walk into Washington D.C. What do you call them? The absentee owners of the Democrat Party. It’s not a joke. Unfortunately it’s grimly serious. Politico recently reported that the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the leading dark money machine of the Left, had pumped $410 million into Dem 2020 efforts to defeat Trump and Republicans. The Sixteen Thirty Fund had raised a record $390 million that year and half the money came from just 4 donors. While the names of the donors are secret, the article did note the...
  • Liberal Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Aiding Pro-Censorship Facebook ‘Whistleblower’

    10/22/2021 9:02:30 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/22/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    One of the most notorious liberal billionaire mega-donors in the United States is reportedly aiding Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who advocated for more Big Tech censorship. Pierre Omidyar — the founder of eBay — is using his philanthropic organization Luminate to handle “Haugen’s press and government relations in Europe,” according to Politico. In addition, Omidyar’s foundation “last year gave $150,000 to Whistleblower Aid, the nonprofit organization that is providing Haugen’s legal representation and advice.” Recent reporting revealed that Haugen donated to multiple leftist groups and was a member of the team that censored the Hunter Biden laptop story while at...
  • In New Dr. Seuss Book, Cat In The Hat Gives Kids Puberty Blockers While Their Mother Isn’t Home

    03/08/2021 8:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 5, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    NEW YORK, NY—Things have changed quite a bit in the world of Dr. Seuss, as six of his works have been pulled from publication, banned from sale on eBay, and eliminated from people’s minds using lobotomies to help fight the threat of racism. To get with the times, though, a new Dr. Seuss book has been released, called The Cat in the Hat (He/Him). “In this new book, using reworked art from Dr. Seuss,” said a letter from Dr. Seuss’s estate, “the Cat in the Hat once again finds the two children home alone and bored. This time he diagnoses...
  • EBay Scraps Dr. Seuss—But Proudly Markets Che Guevara

    03/06/2021 4:33:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 6, 2021 | Humberto Fontova,
    “EBay scraps ‘canceled’ Dr. Seuss books from site—eBay is barring users from reselling the six Dr. Seuss books that will no longer be printed due to their “racist” imagery…eBay is currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items,” an eBay spokeswoman told the WSJ,” the New York Post reported this week.The Dr. Seuss books violate eBay’s "offensive material policy," you see. "Listings that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or discrimination aren't allowed," eBay’s automated email explains.Now feast your eyes on these eBay products, a total of 5400 items promoting Che Guevara, whose lifelong obsession was the destruction of the nation...
  • EBay Won't Let You Sell Canceled Dr. Seuss Books, But Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Is Okay

    03/05/2021 7:45:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/05/2021 | Matt Margolis
    While sales of most Dr. Seuss books have gone through the roof, if you want a copy of one of the six Suess books that have, after all these years, been deemed racist, you won’t be able to buy them cheap. While you can still get a “collectible” edition of the recently canceled Dr. Seuss book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, you’ll have to shell out at least $300 for it through a third-party vendor on Amazon.But if you happen to have copies of any of the six Seuss books that have been given the...
  • eBay removing all listings of six canceled Dr. Seuss books

    03/04/2021 11:37:46 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2021 | Haley Victory Smith
    Online retailer eBay is removing several Dr. Seuss books from its website that are no longer being published. A spokeswoman for the website told the Washington Examiner on Thursday that it would no longer be allowing sellers to list six books that have been deemed by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel's legacy, as containing racially insensitive imagery. "At eBay, we have a strict policy against hate and discrimination to ensure our platform remains a safe, trusted and inclusive environment for our global community of buyers and sellers," eBay Corporate Communications Specialist Parmita Choudhury said....
  • Soon-to-disappear Dr. Seuss books are now selling for as high as $20K on eBay

    03/02/2021 6:26:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 03/02/2021 | Mica Soellner
    In light of newfound censorship of the children's author, some are flocking to eBay, and many purchasers are willing to dole out thousands of dollars to get their hands on what may be the last copies of some of Dr. Seuss's famous books. Following the announcement that Dr. Seuss Enterprises would stop publishing six of his titles due to claims of racist imagery, owners of the books are scoring potentially big sales on online retailers such as eBay and Amazon. One of the books, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, is going for $20,000 on the...
  • Ebay blocks seller from providing pdf manual from potential buyer

    01/20/2021 7:08:08 AM PST · by George from New England · 55 replies
    I've been an ebay'er since 1998. Never have I encountered so much censoring and blockage from ebay as there is now. I ask the seller for an install manual, iow in pdf form. Ebay blocks my message. Seller wants my email address, ebay blocks. Seller wants to post it in the listing, ebay blocks. There is no way that I can see to learn more about this product and its application for me. So I cannot buy. Any freeper have a suggestion ?
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Two Former Ebay Employees Plead Guilty To Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

    10/09/2020 8:20:50 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | October 8, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
      BOSTON – Two former employees of eBay, Inc. pleaded guilty today to their roles in a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company.            Stephanie Popp, 32, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Manager of Global Intelligence, and Veronica Zea, 26, of San Jose, Calif., a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay’s Global Intelligence Center (GIC), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Feb. 25,...